Laila Ali is not here for unusual baby names. She tells Hip Hollywood Kanye West and Kim Kardashian naming their daughter North West is just plain stupid.
“I don’t like crazy names. I don’t like them. I think it doesn’t make any sense. You have to think about the child as they get older and what they have to deal with. A lot of people do things because it’s a fad and they want to get some attention. But this is your child, for me if it’s crazy but cool and nice and it makes sense, that’s one thing. But North and South and Leaf and Water Drop all these names? Come on now, I don’t care who you are that’s just stupid. Period.”
Garcelle Beauvais also chimed in on “creative” baby names. “I think people are getting a little carried away.”
Laila Ali and her husband Curtis Conway are showing off the little bundle of joy to People magazine. Sydney Jurldine joined her 2½ brother, CJ on April 4th. Laila tells the mag she was dying to have a little girl.
“Before I got pregnant with Sydney I started paying attention to girls with their moms and I thought, ‘Oh, I want a girl. They are like a little mini me.”
Mother and daughter have already established some girls only ritual.
“Because I get up so much with her, we are sleeping in a separate room. My favorite time is the evening when CJ goes to sleep and I have her in the room and it’s quiet. We have our quiet moment together.”
She says she is excited to teach Sydney “how to cook and how to be a lady” and “how to be strong but still be feminine and confident.”
More pics of Laila, Curtis and Sydney, after the jump. Read more
Laila Ali and husband Curtis Conway are the parents of a brand new baby girl. Sydney Conway arrived early this morning. Laila tells Us Weekly: “After a long day of labor, I had a healthy baby girl, Sydney J. Conway. We are both very tired, but we fell in love the moment we laid eyes on each other. I feel so blessed and overwhelmed with love and excitement. Can’t wait to get to know her!”
This is the second child for Laila and the fifth for hubby Curtis. The couple have a two-year-old son, Curtis “C.J.” Muhammad Jr. and Curtis has three from a previous marriage.
Laila Ali has announced that she is having a baby girl. On her blog for UsMagazine.com she shared the happy news and what the baby’s name will be:
I am so excited and pleased to announce that I am having a girl! Curtis and I are naming her Sydney J. Conway.
I’ve even started buying little outfits for her when I spy them in the sale section. However, exerting self-control at the sale rack is like trying to exert self-control around all of the cookies, cakes, gift baskets and sweets that seem to be everywhere right now! But I fight the urge as much as I can. To help maintain my self-control, I allow myself a “cheat day” on Saturdays when I can eat whatever I want. I’m not talking about a nibble of this or that, but literally whatever I want. I love Saturdays!
Congrats to her and Curtis.
Nicole Ari Parker and husband Boris Kodjoe at the Women Empowering Women Symposium Honoring Nicole Ari Parker & Kristin Davis last night. The event was held at Aqua Lounge in Beverly Hills, California. Her Soul Food sister, Vanessa Williams was there to show support. Laila Ali was also in attendance. Read more
Laila Ali, her husband Curtis Conway and son, Curtis, Jr. attend the 21st Annual Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation’s A Time for Heroes in California. Read more